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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring has Sprung!!!

I love color and tend to use more pastels than bright colors. So when you saw this card and then this card, you might have thought: oh wow, she's out of the pastel stage of her life. Sorry, but no...I still love the pastels shades more and the purples are probably my most favorite with peachy/pink right behind it..at least for now. When pairing up purple, I love green with it.

This card is for the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter challenge blog and the topic this week is SPRING IS HERE!  This beautiful image (named "Spring Enchantment) is from The Paper Shelter and you can find her here. And, our sponsor is THE PAPER SHELTER!!! 

 
So, the supplies on this card:  Maja Design Papers, Spellbinder diecut around the image, Marianne Design diecuts embossed and inked through the metal die (I'd like to credit Julie at Stamps, Paper, Ribbons n Things for the use of these diecuts and how pretty they looked when inked), Wild Orchid flowers, Antique White Frantage embossing powder, white Wilton stamens, Gesso paint, and a metal flower corner, metal library clasp, pearls and lace from my stash. I used my Copics to color this sweet image and her young robin friend.

 
She colored up beautifully considering first her shirt was dusty rose and I didn't like it so I colored over it and made it the purple. Then her skirt was a soft teal green and I didn't like that, so I colored over it with the lime greens. Typical girl...couldn't figure out what to wear! One thing I knew not to mess with was her hair. Once I colored it dark auburn, I knew I couldn't change her into a blonde. :) These Copic markers are pretty fabulous.
 
The team at The Paper Shelter challenge blog has some fabulous cards to inspire you to join our SPRING IS HERE! challenge. Please stop by and look at their creations. And, do you remember the prize if you use an image from The Paper Shelter and win in the draw?
 
 
Well, that's my post for the challenge, so thanks for coming by and looking! 
 
                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                                       Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

62 comments:

  1. Beautiful card love her hair. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

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  2. Such a cute image, she is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along in our latest challenge over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

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  3. Absolutely love your image you have colored you have done a wonderful job with the colors absolutely love it. Awesome! The design is fabulous, You have done a wonderful job with it. Just love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. You can enter 3 projects with us for each challenge. Good Luck! Ange DT xxoo

    I have joined your blog today and would love you to join my blog as a follower too.

    I have some beautiful Sherri Baldy dies on my blog I'm giving away as Candy, once you join my blog you will be included in the draw once I reach 200 followers.

    Happy Crafting! Ange xxoo

    http://angetreasures.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment, Ange, and for giving me your blog address. I love your blog! Hugs, Gail

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  4. Hi Gail, oh wow what a stunning card, I love how youve coloured her, and the whole card design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  5. Oh how Beautiful Thanks for joining in at Aurora Wings This month Good Luck Hugs Sandra DT xx

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  6. As always you've created a beautiful card, a delight to the eye! The image is so pretty, beautiful colours and colouring. Lovely design, the coloured die cuts look gorgeous!
    Chris
    x

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  7. Gorgeous colours, Gail! Beautiful design and such a pretty image! Your colouring looks amazing! xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Gail, so beautifully designed around your wonderful colouring. hugs, Pat K x

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  9. Such a pretty card, great colouring!! Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge!! Yvonne (DT)

    http://www.digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/wk-15use-2-papers-digi-choosday.html

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  10. This is so adorable, love the image. Beautiful card and details
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  11. Such a beautiful Shabby Chic card Gail. Love the colours you used and all the fab embellishments.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  12. Gail this is just stunning, such a beauty! thanks for sharing with us at Ditzie digi design. Joey xx

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  13. What a gorgous card Gail. Wonderful colouring and such fabulous details xx

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  14. A gorgeous image and a fabulous card design. Thanks for joining us at PG., good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  15. Stunning, gorgeous image, she looks like she is celebrating the start of spring and love the die cut and embellishments, hugs, Colette xx

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  16. Beautiful design stunning card loving your embellishments Happy Easter Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  17. Ah, yes, these are definitely more "Gail-like" colors !! You do a fantastic job with Copics, and I love the shading of her skirt and hair. This all came together beautifully, as always -- the flowers, the gorgeous lace, frantage, lacey diecuts . . . what can I say -- this is another one of your STUNNING creations . . . good luck on the challenges you've entered this fabulous card in !!

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  18. Darling! Love the coloring and how the little flip flop extends past the edge of the circle.Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

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  19. Just love this precious card. All of your embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for linking up with us at Sister Act this week. Cathyxx

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  20. Beautifully done Gail, You picked 2 of my favourite dies for this one, they are so pretty and suit your image perfectly, love the purples, I'm going through a bit of a purple patch myself, Very pretty card my friend, nicely done and thanks so much for the link
    Hugs Julie P

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  21. Wonderful spring card, I love your fabulous design!!
    Many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xxx

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  22. So frothy and feminine and what a darlling image, Gail! Thanks so much for joining our very first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  23. I love the way you have decorated your card and nice colouring! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

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  24. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you that you join in the Fairytale Stampers
    Hugs
    manu

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  25. Stunning, Gail, and your coloring is magnificent! Wonderful die cuts and layers. Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Scribble & Scrap this fortnight and I hope we're going to see you again for the next challenge, too. Good luck in the draw.
    NanConnie DT

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  26. Your card is gorgeous Gail. Love the image and all the gorgeous dies, flowers, lace and paper you have used. Especially like the frantage around the image. Beautiful.

    Nikki

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  27. What can I say, you ROCKED it with this card. Love everything about it Gail.... xo Nikki

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  28. Thanks for entering our challenge at Southern Girls Challenge.... unfortunately we can not include you in our prize draw as our rules state you can only enter into 8 other challenges. We would love to see you again some time. You have a stunning creation here Gail!
    Carolyn, DT

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    1. Carolyn, thanks for your nice comment and letting me know about the Southern Girls challenge. As soon as I posted the card, I saw my card was ineligible but did not know how to remove it from the challenge post. I didn't post on my blog that I entered Southern Girls challenge, either, knowing the card already exceeded the number of challenges allowed. Thank you for removing the card from the challenge. --Gail

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  29. Das ist ja ganz bezaubernd geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme den Fairytale Stampers
    Grüßle Tamesis

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  30. This is gorgeous - love the pretty die cuts you have used, the (re)coloring on the image is fabulous. Love that combination. Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  31. I love this card Gail! All the detail and little bits you added make it gorgeous, even that fab clip! Great image and colouring too.

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  32. Wow, your card looks fabulous. Love how you colored the image and a creative way to use the Wilton stamens (I need to get mine out). SO glad you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  33. She is absolutely delightful, Gail! Love the colors and pretty feminine touches throughout your lovely card! It has been fun browsing your blog this afternoon. Thanks for submitting to SNS Challenge or I would never have seen your pretty blog! I am your newest Google follower! It will be fun seeing what you do in the future!

    Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

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  34. Oh this is simply gorgeous! The image, the papers, the lovely layers... Love it all! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  35. This is gorgeous Gail. I love the sweet image, you have coloured her so beautifully and used such gorgeous papers. I love all your pretty detailing too.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

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  36. What a beautiful card Gail.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan

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  37. Such a stunning card. Gorgeous coloring too! Thanks for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy Catch The Bug.

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  38. Gorgeous card Gail! I love your image and your coloring is fabulous! Those dies and DP are wonderful! Great job!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  39. Gorgeous card. Beautiful image and colouring, love all the embellies.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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  40. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is superb! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use your favorite color #4, Dawn DT Member x

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  41. This is just delightful and I'm a big fan of the pretty pastel shades too :-) Your colouring is lovely too and the embellies are all just perfect!
    Hugs, Kat x

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  42. This is such a pretty card. Your colouring is fabulous and I love all the embellishments, Really pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining in our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar.

    Jo x

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  43. Super spring card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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  44. Gorgeous card, love your design, thanks so much for playing along with our monthly challenge
    at BEARLY-MINE x carol

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  45. Hi Gail!
    I saw your post over on Kit & Clowder and came right on over!!!!

    Your cards are beautiful & I love your coloring...you have some awesome designs on here! I'm now your newest follower & I'd appreciate you following me as well!!!!!

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  46. Stunning card, and such a beautifully coloured image, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

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  47. Hi Gail, I found your blog from Kit and Clowder and thought I'd stop by to say hello! Love this gorgeous card, she is such a sweet image and I love your coloring and the frantage...I haven't used that yet, but sure want to try it!! Hope you have a great day!! :)

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  48. This is gorgeous. I love the image, but especially how you colored it, perfection! Copics are amazing. I've colored over a few times, myself. It works pretty well.

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  49. Love all your Gorgeous Layers! Great Image and you have been very cleve and she looks like she is walking of the page!

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  50. Such a beautiful card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at Scrapper's Delights.

    Kelly x

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  51. OMG, this card is absolutely stunning!! this image is so pretty!! I love everything about your card!!
    xx

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  52. Hello!

    Oh this is so nice! Wonderful choice of colors, fine details, is so fond of from the "frantage", it will be so decorative! You've painted the subject very nicely!

    Have a good one!

    Hug Lena

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  53. Awesome card!!
    I love everything on that, all the cute details, flowers, metal library clasp, the diecuts (great idea to ink throug the metal, I have to keep that in mind :-) ) - and such a great coloring!
    (Doesn't matter that she first didn't know what to wear - her outfit is great and so is her hair ;-) )

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers :-)

    xx Karola xx

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  54. This is just stunning I love it, your colouring is perfect and I just love the lilac papers. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

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  55. This is stunning, Gail, I just love it! Everything is perfect - design, all details, colors and your coloring is so beautiful!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  56. Your card is simply STUNNING!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at The Emerald Faeries and hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx
    The Emerald Faeries DT

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  57. Adorable card Thanks for joining the challenge at http://www.digichoosday .blogspot.co.uk/
    hugs and good luck Susan DT

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  58. zauberhaft und eine schöne gestaltung und die vorgaben des bingos sind erfüllt.
    danke für die teilnahme bei den fairytale stampers.

    glg meggi

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  59. Stunning card, very elegant creation. I simply love everything about it... your layout, coloring beautiful Thank you for creating and sharing with us on the Whimsy Challenge this month.

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  60. Your card is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time!
    love from Rebecca x

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